2018 MLB off-season news & notes discussion thread

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  1. Marc the Habs Fan

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    Rays extend Kevin Cash through 2024. Incredibly well deserved.
     
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    The Dodgers might be in legal trouble. Wonder what this means for Friedman anf Kapler.
     
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    Saw that this morning. A lot of people seem to think this is pretty serious. What kind of penalties could they get hit with if true?
     
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    From a legal perspective, who knows. But the MLB did ban the former Braves manager for life for causes that seemed less than this.
     
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    ucanthanzalthetruth Not a bandwaggoner

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    still remember that crazy run ziegler went on when he first broke into the big leagues with the A's
     
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    KBIW
     
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    Chase Field will have synthetic grass in 2019

    Considering the roof at Chase Field makes growing grass properly impossible, it's a good move for the D-backs. That being said, the teams in baseball SHOULD decide if they want grass or turf. (Yes, I'm taking a shot at that twitter user that I brought up in the Pullover Jersey thread.)
     
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    [​IMG]As has been reported, the D-Backs will listen to offers on their best players, including Paul Goldschmidt. Most con…
     
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    I'm not going to go into tantrum mode because they weren't that good this year, but the D-Backs absolutely should sell Goldschmidt. He's a free agent after next year. I don't think he'll re-sign.

    Corbin is a free agent. Pollock is a free agent. Buchholz is a free agent. Escobar is a free agent. I think they're all bolting.

    Mathis, Descalso, Jay, Diekman and Delgado are all free agents as well. Ziegler retired.

    I think they should go for a full scorched rebuild. Eat money on Greinke and trade him too. Out of those free agents, I think only Mathis and Descalso will be re-signed. Maybe try a sell high on Peralta as well, but I doubt it. Get Boxberger away from Arizona.

    If Goldschmidt is traded, without any free agent signings or MLB players returning from the Goldy trade (and/or Greinke and/or Peralta trade):

    C- Avila
    1B- Descalso
    2B- Marte
    SS- Ahmed
    3B- Lamb
    LF- Tomas
    CF- Owings
    RF- Souza

    SP1- Ray
    SP2- Godley
    SP3- Miller
    SP4- Koch
    SP5- just sign someone from the bargain bin

    #1stpick2020
     
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    So long, Goldy. You will be missed.
     
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    Snitker extended 2 years plus an option.

     
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    Goldschmidt should press rape charges on the Dbacks for that joke of a deal (from his side). But he only has himself to blame. At 32, when he hits free agency after next year, he won't get that megastar contract.
     
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    The deal was clearly consensual so don’t really think he has a case here. I don’t want to victim shame here but like you said he really has only himself to blame even if he was pressured into it.
     
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    I think Seattle makes too much sense for Goldschmidt, but I don't think they have the prospects.
     
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    They put a gun to his head and made him sign it?
     
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    Only if they don't re-sign Cruz. I don't see them paying big money to Goldy if Cano and Cruz are making big money with other guys due raises soon.
     
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    What if they’re willing to take Greinke with some obvious retention along with Goldy. M’s always need pitching.

    DBacks would have an entirely clean slate and some good compensation picks on the way.
     
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    At his age, Cruz at most is getting something like two for $25M total.

    Interesting idea.
     
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    Yeah Cruz is getting a 2 year deal max and that'll probably be around what he's getting now (14 mill per).
     
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    If Mariners get Goldy he better come with an extension.

    Pavin Smith is the future in Arizona but we probably won't see him til mid 2020 at the earliest.
     
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    Jeter strikes again!

     
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    After Harper signs in St. Louis, Bryant will follow him because he wants to play with Harper.
     

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